For well over a century, Davis Polk has been one of the most active law firms advising major media and telecommunications companies. Our lawyers are frequently involved in the most complex and significant transactions and litigation throughout these sectors.
Our clients include some of the largest cable, telephone, Internet, entertainment and publishing companies. Other media clients include print and broadcast media companies, advertising and marketing firms and digital and new media content providers. We also regularly advise innovative emerging companies within these sectors that are poised to grow into industry leaders.
Our media and telecommunications practice covers the spectrum of transactions and litigation matters within these sectors, including:
- U.S. and global mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity investments
- Leveraged lending
- Bridge loans
- Initial public offerings
- High-yield and investment-grade debt
- Project and structured finance
- Intellectual property
- A broad range of litigation matters, antitrust challenges and other government enforcement actions
Over the course of hundreds of transactions and litigation matters involving media and telecommunications companies over the past several years alone, our lawyers have acquired considerable industry-specific knowledge and experience addressing various regulatory regimes and precedents, IP-related considerations affecting both content and technology, joint ventures and strategic development partnerships, distributions agreements and disputes, among many other specialized areas.
Our regular clients in this industry have included:
- RTL Group
- Telecom Italia
We have advised on some of the industry’s most high-profile transactions. View our recent experience in: